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The Perfect Leadership Trio

Chip Conley, author of ” The Rebel Rules: Daring to be Yourself in Business, says your management team should consist of a brain trust that includes a “passionate visionary,” a “get-your-hands-dirty operator,” and a “responsible, finance-minded executive.” But how do

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Key Elements to Successful Teamwork

At our recent leadership retreat our team focused on two topics: Trust and accountability. After reading several books and having lively discussions for two days it became clear that a firm must have trust in order to hold people accountable.

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Identify Your Firm’s Future Leaders

Leaders are increasingly being asked to identify the emerging leaders in their organizations. To help in this process, we recently examined 360-degree performance appraisal data on more than 120 emerging leaders from 18 North American companies to see what leadership

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Attorneys for the Rich Anxiously Await Trump’s Plan for Estate Tax

Chances are most people will never have to worry about paying a federal estate tax, since the value of most people’s estates don’t exceed $5.34 million. However, if president Trump has his way, not even the very few taxpayers that

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Millions of Big Earners Should Expect Higher Payroll Taxes in ‘17

For those who have been excited to see their tax bill go down under a Trump administration, there might be cause for some concern, especially for some of the country’s highest earners. That’s because for the millions of workers who

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How Will Tax Reform Really Take Shape Under Trump and Ryan?

It’s no secret that both President Trump and other republican lawmakers want to change t he nation’s tax code and lower taxes across the board. However, as you might expect, they have different visions as to how to go about this. To

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Did I Accomplish All I Wanted?

When you think about life, what do we have that comes of lasting value? Eventually, we go to the grave and the things that we acquire don’t go with us, but the memories that we leave behind and relationships with others will

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Could “Red” States Actually Be Considering Tax Hikes?

Revamping the nation’s tax system is a very hot topic in Washington D.C. at the moment and that’s not going to change any time soon. One of the reasons Donald Trump was elected president was his stance on simplifying the

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Important Tax Filing Deadlines You Don’t Want to Miss

Before you send in your tax return there are a lot of things you have to remember, which is why having a tax checklist is good idea. Of course, the right accountant will help you with that as well. However,

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Which Tax Policy Issues Will Be Big in 2017?

Taxes, taxes, taxes. One could argue that 2017 will bring more changes to our country’s tax system and policies than we’ve ever seen before. The hope is that all that change will bring about better rewards, including a simplified tax

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